FO Alert: Vintage Bordeaux Brioche

Ever since my last brioche sweater, I have been planning additional similar sweaters with other two-color sweater quantities I have! This one is a set from Evergreen Fiber Works in Vintage and Bordeaux. This was a custom order for me, and I've been looking for the perfect pattern for it since I got it!

This time, I opted to use a top-down raglan sweater pattern as a basis for my brioche pattern. This is a little out of my comfort zone, as I prefer bottom-up seamed sweaters, but I was hoping a top-down, in the round construction would allow me to maximize the contrast color yarn and make it easier to match the body and sleeve patterning.

In this goal this construction was successful, however I think I will stick with my bottom-up, seamed construction going forward. I struggled with incorporating the brioche stitch pattern into the raglan increases, needing to frog the entire sweater three times before I finally charted out the increases so that they balanced on each side.

Ultimately, I'm very happy with how this sweater turned out, but the seamed drop sleeve construction was MUCH easier to use for this technique! And I'm thinking about this because I am already plotting another brioche sweater using my stitch dictionary and a bottom-up sweater recipe!

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